Urban Intelligence for Sustainability

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A smart city can be seen as an urban space that takes advantage of information and communication technologies and data science to answer todays challenges, namely to become more efficient in services and infrastructures management and to deliver increased quality of life to the people who lives, works or visits the city, not forgetting the support to fight climate change. In this framework cities governments are nowadays under pressure and going through a digital transformation process that is translated in the proliferation of “Smart Cities” initiatives around the world as part of the strategic response to the challenges and opportunities of growing urbanization and climate change altogether with the emergence of cities as a space for social and economic development framed by an urgent need for global sustainability. In this work we will propose a concept of urban intelligence and its building blocks that result from the city digital transformation process which will lead to a paradigm shift leading to the city as a platform where urban planning and management for sustainability is supported by urban analytics and real time data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems for Industry 4.0
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems
EditorsIsabel Ramos, R. Quaresma, Paulo Resende Silva, Tiago Oliveira
PublisherSpringer, Heidelberg
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14850-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14849-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
ISSN (Print)2195-4968
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4976


  • City as a platform
  • Digital transformation
  • Smart cities
  • Sustainability
  • Urban intelligence

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